2019 NBA offseason overachievers: Clippers (duh) lead the way | The Jump

Pubblicato il 16 lug 2019
Kevin Pelton joins Rachel Nichols, Brian Windhorst and Amin Elhassan to discuss his 2019 NBA offseason overachievers, with (0:10) the LA Clippers leading the way after acquiring Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and Maurice Harkless, while also keeping Patrick Beverley. Also on his list (2:07) are the Brooklyn Nets, who signed Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan.
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  • Jazz?

  • It's funny how the Lakers were suppose to end up with Jack shit and aren't overachievers. I don't get the Laker hate but to make the team they made after Kawhi played them is pretty impressive

  • OL dude on left showed up without a jacket his first day😂😂😂 he scared and nervous to😂😂 he was terrified sitting next to nba which rachel Nichols😂😂😂

  • DeAndre Jordan will be a great mentor to Jarrett Allen

  • Rachel voice still shot😂😂😂 damn bitch stop deepthroating😂😂😂

  • Bro fuck Sam presti man. Gilgeous Alexander was incredible. OKC actually got better

  • Considering the horror of CP3's contract, I think the Rockets won. It looked like they were stuck with that until the end of Harden's prime, but somehow they got rid of him. Everyone else on the list was working with players worth their money. The Rockets were trying to get rid of a guy who everyone knows is not even worth 2/3 of what he's making and he's old, and nobody wants to play with him. So imo, that is the toughest move to make. On top of that, they didn't go get trash in return. I know many people dislike Westbrook, but he's a massive improvement over CP3, and the fact that Harden and him have been friends for like 20 years is pretty cool. Very good acquisition. 2nd Place would be the Warriors because they snuck in that DLo acquisition that I think was fricking genius. He's young, he's only gonna get better, and he's a great all around player who moves the ball, which is what the Warriors do very well. Had they just lost KD, I'd say they dropped down a notch, but now with DLo, I think they're still very much in the running for a championship. They're gonna be super fun to watch. 3rd is the Clippers. I only dropped them down because I think Kawhi wanted to go there anyway. He simply wanted them to get him some help, and PG was already feeling LA. I do leave them at 3rd because damn, getting Kawhi immediately makes you into a contender. PG is just gravy. Good on them pulling the signings off. 4th Nets. I knew they'd get Kyrie, but that KD grab is a game changer in the East. They're pretty much the clear cut favorites in the conference 2 seasons from now. The only reason I'd drop them a bit is because they did what they should've done. There was no overachieving. It was this or bust. 5th Pacers. They got Brogdon paired up with Oladipo. That team was already overachieving even with Oladipo gone. I think they're the sleeper for this coming season. Taking Brogdon from their top competitor in the conference is a double win. I'm happy for the Pacers. 6th Lakers. AD and Boogie are gonna kill it together. But I can't really credit them much for getting AD. He already said many times he'll only re-sign with the Lakers so it was really about NOLA pulling the trigger, not the Lakers. 7th Miami. They came outta nowhere to get Butler. Sure, they're not gonna win anything, but at least they have something going for em. Butler is a guy who really just needs to be on his own team and I'm sure he'll be happy down there in Miami. It's a good deal all around. 8th That brings me to Philly. I think that Horford signing was sneaky good. He's Embiid's insurance policy and if they really want to, they can play big and take advantage of pretty much every team aside from the Lakers who can counter with Boogie and AD. 9th The Celtics. They got Kemba because they needed to. It was just them replacing Kyrie with a lesser Kyrie. I like Kemba but idk, it feels like a downgrade. 10th Utah. I like the Conley signing, but I don't think it changes much. He's a good player, but even at his best, he's nowhere near as good as any of the other big Western Conference signings. The Jazz are still a middle of the mall team. They needed more than that to truly make a dent in the West. Imo they're actually dropping down because they're still not as good as Portland, and the Rockets, Lakers, and Clippers got better. So at best, the Jazz are sitting at a 6th seed behind the Clippers, Lakers, Warriors, Rockets, and Blazers. Plus they have to worry about Denver's young players developing even more.

  • How tf did we get a C in the draft??!! Mfiondu and mann look good. Do your research ESPN!

  • Shai man 😟


  • Deandre still defends the paint, is always a lob threat, gobbles down rebounds *and he makes free throws now. Plus he’s durable as hell, a real iron man.

  • NBA a joke

  • Lbj tryed to get an easy ride!

  • Rachel and her beta male orbiters

  • Turn off the graduation song

  • Clippers and Nets are winners in free agency????!!!!! WoW tHaTS NEw neVER HEarD tHAt beFOrE

  • I think people are underesting Kabengele and Mann.

  • No one has talked about DeAndre Jordan in like 3 years and then he signs with the Nets and people bringing him up like its 2013 again

  • This woman is a Laker hater who wants to make a career out of it, how stupid can any sport broadcaster or reporter be! Lakers will be Lakers and Clippers will be the Clippers forever in LA and if you can't realize that it means you're either an unpaid moron or a paid moron!

  • Why TF does Windhorst think the Lakers have no depth lmfaoooooooo

  • I thought Pelton was that older bald dude

  • I'd rather watch Nazi's assasinate jews instead of watching Ryan HOllins talk

  • It's amazing how people argue that Lebron is the goat. But Lebron + Anthony Davis isn't better than Kawhi + PG? If you gave 34 year old Michael Jordan Anthony Davis no one would doubt that duo.

    • Now your being a dumbass

    • RUFF- people are stupid for doubting LeBron and AD as a duo anyway. Idiots living in the moment don’t know about PG’s disappearing act in the playoffs, and sleeping on LeBron’s 8 straight finals

  • Underachievers ESPN y'all niggas embarrassed yourself

  • Now the OKC Thunder is in the shop class and the basket weaving with all the rest of you muthafuckas under acheiving.


  • Windbag sounds like a woman

  • bring Stephen A smith back nothing is fun to watch except skip and Shannon

  • HAWKS💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾

  • Lakers have depth over the clippers. Take out both superstars on each team. Lakers had 5 players who averaged at least 10 points last season, clippers had 2. 3 players on the clippers roster averaged less than 5 points, lakers have 0 that average less than 5 points. Cousins by himself also has more blocks and assists per game than any of their point guards or big men. Lou Williams and Paul George are the only guys who average over 4 assists per game on the whole clippers squad. Where is their depth?

  • Nobody gonna talk about how the Indiana Pacers traded both these players away? Lol


  • Who is A Better Three Pointsman? Khawi or Labron.😆 45! Handle s To. Labron Don't Have A Cross Over. Please. Drive and Dunk. Like Ghanis

  • Pacers & Blazers Off Seasons Were Slept On. Pacers To Get TJ Warren & A Pick, Brogdon & Lamb. Blazers Getting A Sleeper Pick In Nasir Little, Hassan Whiteside & Getting Rid Of Turners Non Production & Bloated Contract.

  • Deandre vs embiid is gonna be entertaining

  • Yo

  • If KD couldn’t win championship for the Nets, will they retire his jersey?

    • Nets haven’t won a championship in NBA history. They gotta retire someone’s jersey.

  • Get. Ryan Hollins on this show. Get rid of Rachel Nichols.

  • Did that fat dude just said the Lakers don't have depth? Wtf stop with the edibles...

  • More Ryan Hollins

  • Windhorst is such a hater. Toxic fat fuck

  • CLIP CITY 😤😤😤

  • ESPN sucks the clippers major

  • The clippers wont work. They have 0 creators on that team.

  • Experience tells me if u mix friendship with work, u are just putting that friendship to a test. We'll see...

  • Amin rockin those beautiful 5s

  • Pistons gonna catch mfs off gaurd.

  • I’m gonna laugh so hard when the clippers lose in the playoffs, bunch of bandwagon fans lol, the last 4-5 years y’all were all warriors now y’all all clippers lol, and kawhi good, but y’all better watch Paul George games or highlights in the regular season and playoffs the guy is lame overrated, LA For Life.

    • Unruly Rebel lol do u guys even listen to the crap u guys are saying? U guys are hyping up rondo, cousins, cook, Bradley, Dudley, McGee.

  • How are the nets an A-???

  • Why this music tho?

  • This video was annoying

  • Rockets overachieved because of Antony Bennet lol

  • zION will remove PG leg and eat it like chicken

  • Such an intreasting off season, KD and kyrie to the nets, kawhi and PG to the clippers, Cousins and AD joining lebron to the lakers, Russ joining James harden on the rockets? This is insane lol hyped af

  • 76ers should of traded for Westbrook

    • Trade Simmons for Westbrook??? They basically the same player, except Russ is a little better at shooting (but still not that good). Wouldn’t have made a difference

  • Pg 13 and tha claw now we can go deeeeep in tha playoffs

  • Lakers Got AD, Boogie, Danny Green, Avery Bradley, Kept Rondo and Javale McGhee, didn’t lose Kuzma and added Quinn Cook and they don’t even get an honorable mention. They mention the clippers who gave up an arm and a Leg to get Paul George with no roster depth and the nets who added kyrie, Deandre and a player who won’t even be available next season and if he does, he won’t be 100%. Balls suck much?

    • Paul Nguyen name 4 notable players on their bench, I’ll wait......

    • Onyx 2K clippers have no roster depth? Lmao you laker fans are hilarious man.

    • are you retarded? the clippers have arguably the best bench in the NBA

  • LeBron about to 3 peat

  • What's up with the music?

  • Clippers have only been a real organization for 5 years. Easier to win a chip than overcoming a curse like Sterling. Lakers can't even make the playoffs with Jeanie as the boss.

  • The last franchise to beat the Warriors in the Western Conference were the Clippers. It's only fitting we will be the first non-Warriors team/WCF champion to make the NBA Finals since 2014.

    • Clippers never made it to the Western Conference Finals. EVER...

  • The Utah Jazz will make all of you nonbelievers rethink what comes out mouth next time you try pump up these popular franchises

  • You can't call anybody an overachiever yet nobody has one anyting...are they still overachievers if Kawhi and PG leave in a year or two cuz that's a possibility... I would say not getting Kawhi to sign for the full four years is underachieving... let's say Kawhi walks out of the door in 2021 and they have no championship what are you left with 20 years of shit again

    • @Paul Nguyen I'm not so sure about that cuz if he would of stayed with Toronto he would have got 5 years 250 million now that he left...the Clippers can only offer him 5 years 190... I think he is leaving in 2 years... You know Toronto medical staff kept him perfectly healthy so he could play..one Small bump in the road from the Clippers organization and if you guys don't win a championship he's gone 100%... he wants to win championships and if the Clippers can't offer that he will leave.. and time will tell about all that you better hope and pray that everything goes according to plan or by by Kawhi by by PG and the Clippers are standing with their dick in their hand again.. I'm pretty sure any team in the league now that he left the Raptors can offer him five years 190 but if you would have stayed with the Raptors five years 250 think about that you left that on the table

    • Ya mama knows who I am Kawhi is not leaving. He signed that short contract so he can sign a 10 year max in 2 years.

  • Stars ✨ ☑ Deep bench ☑ Championship coach ☑ Great front office ☑ Great owner ☑ Great location ☑ Great (non-toxic) culture ☑ It's not a matter if the Clippers can win an NBA championship, it's only a matter of when... We're going to be a dynasty. Payback time to the Rockets, Warriors, Lakers, and anybody who ever doubted, bullied, mocked, and harassed us. Karma is coming...

    • Oh and King James also resides on the other side of town. Not so fast there slipper.

    • LA Clippers 0 rings.

  • ESPN should trade Ryan Hollins, Damon Jones, Molly Querim, Seth Greenberg and 5 unprotected first round picks for Shannon Sharpe and Joy Taylor

    • Why you trying to do Seth Greenberg like that?

    • Lucas michaels Shannon wants to be Lebron’s second wife 😂

    • If I was FSN I wouldn’t take that deal.. Give me Woj and Jalen, and we have a deal!

    • Thank you!! Shannon is the only that truly understands Lebron’s greatness!!!!

  • I wish Kawhi nothing but the best with the clippers. I hope he excels individually. But as a raptors fan, i hope the team doesnt win shit. And as a lifelong kobe fan, I hope the lakers run the west and make kawhi regret his decision for not running it back with us lol

  • Brian Windhorst is a dumbass, mans legit said at 1:28 the lakers have no depth 🤣. Even if you dont look at starters, you have caruso, cook, bradley etc as backup guards, kuz, dudley and more as forwards, and bothskinny cousins and mcgee would be excellent whether starting or off the bench. And if the lakers want an extra center, they have dwight waiting, no matter how much shit people give him, he made the finals by carring an ok magic team over a lebron led cavs team, and had 12 and 8 last year at 25mpg.

  • Say the Lakers do beat my Clippers next season. I try to imagine every scenario. I still envision the Clippers winning it all within the next 5 years after that. Kawhi is 28. Just delaying the inevitable...

  • 82th

  • Didn't think about the angle of DJ being a positive influence in the locker room (having KD/Kyrie there) as a way to earn his $ Good point

  • Theses grades are stupid lol.

  • I try be objective as I can. I didn't even like Patriots & Raptors and I was picking them to win. Be objective when gambling. I just don't see anybody beating the Clippers if they're healthy.

  • Who else thinks the Lakers and clippers will play each other on opening night?

    • Lakers Pelicans opening night, Lakers Clippers Christmas.

    • @Michael Jordan the greatest #23 I agree. They usually feature the most wanted matchup on Christmas.

    • @Michael Jordan the greatest #23 Clippers and Lakers will play each other 4 times in the regular . So it's likely they are going to be playing both on opening night and on Christmas.

    • I see Lakers vs clippers on Christmas idk if the NBA would do that but they should

  • Fat Brian stay hating on Lakers....

  • The biggest winners in ESPN’s obsession with Ryan Collins has to be The Jump. Find myself watching it more and more everyday First Take has him on. He’s unbearable.


    • The Dirk Diggler lakers down own that gym. They’re paying rent stupid.

    • When u compare wearing red and blue jersey that says the "CLIPPERS" on it to the purple and gold.😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

    • @I Rep That WEST! and we got 16 right now. That 17th will be up next season

    • @I Rep That WEST! and btw we won 2 championships 10 and 9 years ago.

  • I need Rachel to stay sick, she sound sexy dena bih lmao

    • He does? Ricky will be happy to know he still has it.

  • *2020* *Western* *Conference* *Finals* Clippers over Lakers in 6. *2020* *NBA* *Finals* Clippers over Sixers in 6.

    • look at me I write dozens of comments on every ESPN NBA video and upvote them myself, then I don't respond to people commenting in the thread.

  • If we're talking about actual *Overachievers* that got more than we expected: Clippers, Jazz, Pelicans, Pacers, Miami...and possibly Houston. Philly is hard to judge. Nets and Lakers weren't really a surprise.

    • I agree with you. We expected Kyrie. KD you have to admit was a surprise tho.

    • Frankie Russell I think philly has improved from last year, Richardson plays great defense, and can come up clutch, horford as well is a beast. They lost a player who is ball dominant. They’re building around Joel embiid and Ben Simmons.

  • The winning formula is having a Top 5 superstar / MVP candidate. The only teams to pay attention are the Clippers, Lakers, Rockets, Warriors, Sixers, and Bucks. Ignore the Nuggets and Jazz.